Rubs Recipes

Looking for spice rub recipes? Find recipes for spice rubs for ribs, chicken, beef, and fish, complete with ratings, reviews and storage tips.

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Rosemary Garlic Rub

Rating: 4.66 stars
This olive oil based rub is great on chicken or pork, particularly when using an indirect grilling method. You can also use this on potatoes. To coat potatoes, cut small baking potatoes into eighths and par boil for about 5 minutes. Coat with mixture and place directly on medium high grill rack, turning every five minutes, for about fifteen minutes, until tender.

Jim Goode's BBQ Beef Rub

Rating: 4.67 stars
This beef rub is great for beef, pork and lamb. Once you mix the spices they'll keep about 4 months in an airtight jar. When ready to use, just rub into the meat, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate the night before grilling.

Homemade Herb Salt

Rating: 5 stars
Yes, the color in this salt will fade within a few weeks, but the herby flavor and aroma will remain intact for much longer. I described this as a finishing salt, meaning it's used to season cooked food at the table; however, it can also be used in place of regular salt in any recipe preparation.

BBQ Spice Rub

Rating: 4.64 stars
This rub is so simple! It's made with the everyday spices you have in your cupboard. I rub it on everything from chicken to pork to burgers to steak. I keep it in a Ziploc® bag in the freezer. It's always ready to go! Double or triple your ingredients so you always have it on hand.

Johnny's Spice Rub

Rating: 4.64 stars
This is a good general barbeque rub! Sprinkle or rub onto ribs, tri-tips, steaks, chicken or whatever meat you desire! Let rubbed meat sit at least an hour before cooking.

Greek Spice Rub

Rating: 3.88 stars
A versatile seasoning blend that's great for baked fish, roasted lamb, or incorporated into a pastitsio.

Bangin' Steak Rub

Rating: 4.61 stars
This quick and easy grill rub will make your steak sing! No expensive spices to search for, but lots of flavor!

Jerk Seasoning

Rating: 4.37 stars
This is a great seasoning for any meat. You can make more of it all at once and store it in an airtight container. Make sure you store it in a cool, dry place.

Steak Dry Rub

Rating: 4.5 stars
This dry rub is perfect for grilled steaks and will add amazing flavor to any cut of meat. Extra rub can be stored at room temperature for later use.

Southern Style Dry Rub for Pork or Chicken

Rating: 4.68 stars
A classic pork or chicken dry rub that is very popular in Southern Georgia. This is enough to coat about 5 to 7 pounds of ribs or 10 pounds of pork roast or chicken. You can add more cayenne pepper by the teaspoon depending on how hot you like it.

Memphis Rub

Rating: 4.55 stars
This zesty rub will bring out the best in ribs and other meats. Try it on chicken!

Shawarma Seasoning

Rating: 4.8 stars
Mix the Middle Eastern shawarma classic seasoning yourself. This version has a little lighter clove flavor.

Inspiration and Ideas

Dry Rub for Ribs

Rating: Unrated
Here's a super-simple dry rub for a slab of pork ribs. It works great with chicken, too." – Denise Smith

CCRyder's Smoker Rib Rub

Rating: Unrated
"This is a blend of spices I use to rub onto baby back ribs the night before I smoke the meat." – ccryder81

Mexican Dry Rub

Rating: 4.17 stars

I love this on my chicken breast. Absolutely delish! Store in an airtight container.